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Toshiba Satellite P855

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P855. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The size and sound also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the price and connectivity. There are mixed reviews on the keyboard and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite P855 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite P855-107 Notebook

 

Classy one-man show. The website for the Toshiba Satellite P855-107 states the notebook is a “Powerful and attractive multimedia entertainment” device. This claim arouses our curiosity and makes us wonder if this is an empty promise or if Toshiba can...

Good workmanship, Timeless looks, Good equipment, High CPU performance, Full HD resolution, Suitable for gaming, Glasses-free 3D, Excellent speakers, The high-quality workmanship. The device is also nice to look at

Highly reflective screen, Unstable display lid, Slow hard disk, Loud Blu-Ray drive, Possible throttling, Short battery life, A better cooling system and a quieter Blu-Ray drive would make watching videos even more fun. And of course a bigger battery....

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Nicholas Odantzis (gearburn.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-32G review: great performance for this 15-incher

 

The Toshiba P855-32G is an updated version of the Toshiba P850 home entertainment laptop released earlier this year, featuring more power for the masses. W

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Nicholas Odantzis (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-32G review

 

Great performance at a reasonably low price for this 15-incher

Plenty of power ; Great screen ; Premium speaker setup ; Huge array of connections ; Handles the latest gaming

Poor keyboard ; Too much bloatware ; No 1080p ; No Blu-ray drive ; Average battery life

The Toshiba P855-32G is an updated version of the Toshiba P850 home entertainment laptop released earlier this year, featuring more power for the masses.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite P855-32J review

 

The Toshiba P855-32J doesn't go all-out for the senses, and Toshiba has chosen to eschew the crazy case designs and colour schemes popular with the likes of Alienware. The Toshiba P855-32J tips the scales at around 2.94kg – so the laptop certainly...

How you rate this laptop will depend how much you prize its 3D screen. You’re paying a premium of several hundred pounds for this privilege, so you’ll have to really want it. Take away the 3D, and the rest of the laptop is mid-range rather than...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite P855-307 review

 

A strong first outing for Ivy Bridge, although the Satellite's screen is slightly disappointing given the price

May, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855

 

A laptop with an aluminium-coated body and glasses-free 3D screen. Is it worth forgetting Ultrabooks for?

The Toshiba Satellite P855 isn’t a big step forward in any respect, but is a respectable mid/high-end laptop. It uses a fairly good-looking aluminium-coated body, has decent connectivity and starts at a reasonable £599, sans 3D. We’re not convinced the...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Joseph (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-307

 

Mouse control panel placed too far left, Built for LEFT handed person. Needs to be placed in centre. Touch pad control buttons not defined enough, need to be made more as switches. Current design causes RIGHT Click to be made when LEFT is required, due...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Faibin (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-307

 

lots of memory space

over heats occasionally better get the windows 8 version

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Geoff (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-307

 

Good screen and keyboard, 4 USB3 ports, Blue Ray disc drive, good sound and its quite fast and well built.

Touchpad could be better,

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite P855-307

 

Fast & reliable performance. Handles CPU intensive tasks very well (i use it for recording / editing /mixing digital audio).

Battery life is quite short. Screen has limited viewing angle and average picture.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / SRS Premium Sound HD
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery life (max):2.75 / 4.5 / 5.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black, Silver / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:4.095
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0591
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:2.048
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:4
BD-R read speed:6
BD-R write speed:6
BD-RE Dual Layer write speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:6
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:BD, CD-RW, DVD-R, BD-R, BD-ROM, DVD, DVD-R DL, BD-R DL, CD, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL, DVD-ROM, BD-RE, CD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, BD-RE DL, CD-ROM / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD, DVD-R DL, CD, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD+R DL, DVD-ROM, CD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-ROM
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:6 / 8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 6
DVD-RAM write speed:5 / 6
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:5 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / SRS Premium Sound HD
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.2 x 9.94 x 1.09 / 15.2 x 9.94 x 1.17
Display:TFT
Drive device, buffer size:8
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal video mode, resolution:1.366 x 768 / 1.920 x 1.080 / 1366 x 768
Type:PC
Wireless communication data transfer rate:4
Wireless communication version:4
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6.32
AC adapter output voltage:19
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:6 - 235000 / Intel AppUp\nMicrosoft FreshPaint \nMicrosoft Solitair\nSRS / Intel AppUp\nSRS\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 750

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.920 x 1.200 / 1920 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:13.1
CD/DVD weight:6.17
Depth:9.92
Height (front):1.09 / 1.17
Height (rear):1.24 / 1.32
Weight:5.86 / 6.48
Width:15.2